Heated Power Flow


This class is taught by:

JOHN WRIGHT

John and his family are proud to have called Atlanta home for more than 12 years. He and his wife Laura have been married 23 years and have 4 daughters Julia, Joanna, Faith, and Elle. His daughters continue to shape John’s worldview, which is evident through his commitment to leaving community better than he found it and to growing women’s leadership. His family is a constant reminder of the significance of the firm he leads and serves, NM Goodwin, Wright.
John’s yoga journey began in May of 2015 after a ruptured Achilles injury. Teaching, leadership development, and community are passions for JW (Jay Dub). And now those are being lived out in a new venue…on a yoga mat within the TPY Studio.

JOANNA WILSON

Joanna Stecker Wilson
 
"Keep searching out what makes you happy"
 
Joanna received her 200 RYT through Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 
 
"The discovery of my love for mindful movement came much later. I had always done what I thought necessary to stay fit but had never developed any deeper connection than that. Even once I began to study and teach Pilates and kettlebell classes, exercise still occupied a place in my life similar to taking vitamins or flossing. Something that I just did to support the other aspects of my life.

Then my husband and I spent four months hiking up the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to New Jersey. The stillness of mind that I found in the midst of the day to day grind of backpacking was truly my first authentic experience of meditation. Losing myself in the rhythm of it, absorbing the natural beauty all around me, gave me a taste of a spiritual connection that I craved more and more of.

Once we returned to what most would call normal life, I needed a means of fostering and evolving that connection. And the way that presented itself to me was yoga. The combination of movement, breath and sweat allowed me to let go and be right there, on the mat and in that moment. After a few years of developing my personal practice, I decided to merge a love and a gift. My love of yoga as expression through movement and my gift of being able to help others find joy through their own creative assertions.

Now that I have completed my yoga teacher certification at Thunderbolt, I am confident in my path and sure of my place on it. My creativity continues to flourish and my yoga practice blesses me with a peace that keeps the rest of my crazy life in perspective. My hope is that as I walk this path, I help the yogis who move with me to be strong, connected, happy and creatively expressed."

Follow Joanna on Spotify

Joanna Stecker

Yoga Alliance RYT 199993

ALANA BUFFINGTON

Alana Buffington
 
"Get Messy In The Process"
 
Alana received her RYT 200 through Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 
 
Alana is an Atlanta native, who found Yoga during her time living in NYC. Having been a ballet dancer since the age of 5 she decided to retire the ballet shoes and found herself falling in love with the freedom that yoga provided. In the spring of 2016, she completed her 200-HR training through the Carly Grace Power Yoga School in Atlanta, GA. In her spare time you can find her snapping pix all around ATL, patio sitting & margarita sipping with her husband & pomeranian Bear and traveling the world with her best friend. Alana promises to get you out of your head and into your flow each and every class!
 
Follow Alana on instagram:
@lookingforlane
 
Spotify: Alana Llewellyn Buffington
 
YA RYT 202969
 

CHARLOTTE KILBOURN

Charlotte Kilbourn
 

“Be Brave. Be Weird. Be Unequivocally You.”

Charlotte received her RYT 200 through Konalani Yoga Ashram, Hawaii in 2012.

As a self-proclaimed "non-athlete" who shied away from sports and gym class, I was surprised to find myself so drawn to yoga after my first lass. I was eighteen, awkward, and highly uncoordinated, but yoga offered me two valuable gifts --- permission to have a sense of gracefulness, and permission to forgive myself when I momentarily lose that grace; permission to be balanced and to fall. But school, friends, and life got in the way. After a very inconsistent home practice throughout college, I stopped doing yoga altogether during my early twenties. I lost my way, felt directionless. I would have denied it at the time, but I was falling into a deep state of depression. I was still getting up every day, going to work, paying my bills, but without a sense of purpose, I was simply going through the motions. I was surviving instead of living, and I felt incredibly alone.
Then little by little I found my way. I found a studio, rediscovered my practice, and although neither one was close to perfect, they felt like home to me. So after over a year of regular studio practice, I began to research teacher trainings and was drawn to a month-long immersion at an ashram in Hawaii. With the support and encouragement of friends, I took the plunge, got accepted into the training, and headed to Konalni Yoga Ashram in February of 2012. Training was intense, eye-opening, and a definite reality check that teaching would be much more challenging than I had originally thought. It is unsurprising, then, that I struggled so much as a new teacher back in Atlanta.
I put teaching on an indefinite hold and became a deeply committed student. My practice was stronger and more well-rounded than ever, and I also discovered and tapped into the lively and colorful acro yoga scene in town. But something was still missing.
And like clockwork, the invitation to teach at a brand-new, not-yet-open Thunderbolt seemed to fall into my lap. My ego, the small and scared version of myself, wanted to badly to say "No." But my true, curious self said "Just try." All I had to do was try. So I did, and I felt new, green, unsure. Then I remember something a teacher said to me right before I left for training -- "You don't learn to be a teacher during your training, you learn to become a teacher by teaching." So I kept going. And my quiet voice got louder, my nerves got smaller, and I started to actually feel like a teacher. And I never looked back. I gave "Yes" a shot, I said "More please" to new opportunities, to more classes.
Now I am starting a new chapter, opening the door to teaching full-time. I am trying to keep my eyes open, my mind receptive. I am finding and honoring my boundaries. I am looking for balance, on my mat and off. I want to be fully for my studio and my students when I am working, and fully for my loving boyfriend Luke and our two wonderful, sweet dachshunds, Olive and Blinkin, when I am at home. I am striving to improve, to never stop learning, but also to stay immersed in each moment, to be right where I am (even if I mess up!)
I hope to always have the heart and soul of a student. I like to make life more colorful and adventurous, for myself and for those around me. I want to share my gifts with the world and help others do the same.
And I don't know where this journey will take me next, but I am certainly loving the ride...almost as much as I love puppies!!

Follow Charlotte on Instagram
@awkwardyoganinja

Spotify: Charlotte Lottie Kilbourn

Yoga Alliance RYT 86950

LAURA BJORKHOLM

Laura Bjorkholm
 
"Let your heart dance in the realm of pure possibility"

Laura received her 200 RYT from Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 
 
"I am a perpetually curious person, and a student of life. I love learning new things and meeting new people (despite the fact that I am very much an introvert). I tend to be serious and book-ish by nature, and yoga gives me a space where I can set that all aside and just “be”. On my mat, I turn off my mind, and find joy in simply moving.

After sixteen years of practicing yoga, I felt inspired to take TPY Teacher Training to deepen my own practice with no expectation that I might one day teach. As training progressed, I found myself drawn to the possibility of teaching in order to give back some small measure of the gifts my teachers have given me over the years. As a teacher, I hope that I am able to share what I find beautiful about yoga with others.

I am lucky to have the staunch support of my husband, John, our two sons, Johnny and Nate, and our dog, Buddy."

Follow Laura on Spotify: laura.bjorkholm2

YA RYT 196330

 

CARLY GRACE HINCHMAN

Carly Grace Hinchman
 
"Be Audaciously Playful"
 
Carly Grace, Owner Director, Thunderbolt Power Yoga. Carly Grace teaches Thunderbolt Power Yoga and has completed her 200-hour YA Certification with Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus, Baptiste Level 1 and Art of Assisting with Baron Baptiste, and is currently pursuing her 500 Hour YA Certification with Laughing Lotus Love Skool. Yoga Alliance 200 E-RYT, Carly has studied and practiced with many influencers and teachers all over the United States. Carly Grace is committed to helping students be audaciously playful in their practices. Thunderbolt Power Yoga exists to foster community, give space for authenticity, and to allow both students and teachers to come alive in their own bodies and practices. Join Carly Grace in her Yoga Teacher Training, Live Authentically. Play Audaciously. Inspire Greatly–– offered through RYS Carly Grace Power Yoga School.
 
Follow Carly on instagram
@carlygraceyoga
 
Spotify: Carly Grace
 
YA E-RYT 200 - 77111

STACEY LEEBERN

Stacey Leebern

"Smile, and show up for life! 😃"

Stacey received her 200 RYT through Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 

Stacey Leebern is committed to growing and bettering the community, traveling, learning, and being a contribution to Thunderbolt Power Yoga through her personal journey.

Stacey is passionate about giving back, and shows her active contribution by supporting the arts, foster children, the ballet, and she is currently active in the Alzheimers Association, GCAPP, SCAD, and Zac and Shelly Brown's Camp Southern Ground.

Stacey has a love of travel, she loves to see history, nature, and explore the different cultures and sights that travel offers. Stacey loves traveling with her family and sharing the experiences with her children. Stacey now tries to experience yoga in different places, and enjoys diving into new communities to see what they have to offer. Stacey loves education and will continue to further her knowledge through reading, research, travel and taking classes - especially as it relates to her health, fitness and yoga practice.

Stacey has always had a strong interest in medicine. She learned that yoga can actually become your “medicine," when Dr. Letha Griffin and Dr. Rattandeep Singh, both prescribed to her that she make yoga a part of her everyday practice. Through this, Stacey learned the true importance of the practice of yoga, and has since began integrating her personal experience and healing in her teaching. Medicine- both Western and Eastern, have always fascinated Stacey, most recently leading her to Laughing Lotus Love Skool for a 50 hour Ayurveda Intensive.

Stacey says, "Yoga has been life changing. At first I wanted to learn more about it because I knew it was to become a part of my daily life. During this time I had been researching for a while about what area of health and fitness I was going to go in to. After completing her 200 Hour Training through RYS Carly Grace Power Yoga, her vision became clear. Yoga has been so incredibly beneficial to my life, mentally and physically, and I want to share the benefits with others. I hope to encourage people and students to just “do it!" so that they can receive the benefits - not just on the mat- but off, as well. I truly feel blessed and honored to have the ancient practice of yoga in my life and to be able to guide and teach others. It excites me, and I hope to continue to grow, learn, and teach well into the future."

Follow Stacey on Instagram

@staceyvaleebern

 

KIRSTEN DEWITT

Kirsten Dewitt

"Whatever you do, do it with all your heart"

Kirsten received her RYT 200 from Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS in 2016. She grew up in Boston and moved to Atlanta in 2015 to be closer to her sister and nephews. When she's not on her mat, Kirsten loves to cook, spend time with family and friends, or curl up on the couch with her puppies, a good book, and a glass of wine.

Follow Kirsten on Instagram @kirstend21

Spotify: Kirsten DeWitt

Yoga Alliance RYT 196670

LYNN PERRY

Lynn Perry 
 
“Thank you so much for being a part of our amazing community of yogis!”
 
I’m a Georgia native who spent most of her life pursuing a corporate career. Growing up in Gwinnett, I imagined my future self as a busy traveling business person so that’s what I became after an undergrad at UGA and a few years later a master’s degree at Georgia Tech (for the record… when it comes to sports… go Dawgs!). My corporate years have been focused on leadership of tech sales and digital marketing teams for cloud software startups and now Sage, a large British software company.

My career and my family defined me until around 2012 when I began to transform my occasional yoga practice into a journey of deep inquiry, asana, community and lots of sweat! I began to study the deeper and centuries old reason for stepping on to our mats and why we hold our poses, why we focus on deep breath in and out. What followed was personal growth fueled by inner tapas that burned away layers of distortion to reveal innate awareness and connection that fully changed my life off the mat.

When Thunderbolt Power Yoga opened in Buckhead and eventually had the first teacher training early 2015 I took the teaching plunge! I never saw myself as a yoga teacher, that seemed like too lofty of a goal for the person I thought I was. But through our close and extended teaching community I opened up and developed a love for the journey of teaching that transformed me for good. My heart is now consistently full with gratitude for our community and the peacefulness that this journey has brought to my life.

When I’m not practicing yoga or working at an office, you can find me out with Winston, my 13 year old terrier mix, or spending time with friends and family around the city I love. Or if I’m lucky I could be boarding a plane, yoga mat in hand, to someplace I’ve never been as world travel is my passion!

Follow Lynn on Instagram
 
@lrperryatl

Spotify: lrperry-US
 
Yoga Alliance RYT 165991
Set to a rocking playlist, our Signature Heated Power Flow allows you to connect breath to rhythm, and beat to body.  Class is a blend of alignment and fluidity, all classes are set to 85-90 degrees, and are open to all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Sep 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with JOHN WRIGHT
  • Mon Sep 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with MAGGIE BIRGEL
  • Mon Sep 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with MAGGIE BIRGEL
  • Mon Sep 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with BETHANY KARAS
  • Mon Sep 25 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with TERRI SCHMIDT-FELLNER
  • Mon Sep 25 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with JOANNA WILSON
  • Mon Sep 25 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with ALANA BUFFINGTON
  • Tue Sep 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with CHARLOTTE KILBOURN
  • Tue Sep 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with LAURA BJORKHOLM
  • Tue Sep 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with CARLY GRACE HINCHMAN
  • Tue Sep 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with STACEY LEEBERN
  • Tue Sep 26 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with JOANNA WILSON
  • Tue Sep 26 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with MAGGIE BIRGEL
  • Tue Sep 26 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with LAUREN KOEHL
  • Wed Sep 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with KIRSTEN DEWITT
  • Wed Sep 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with TERRI SCHMIDT-FELLNER
  • Wed Sep 27 9:30 am - 10:30 am with LAURA BJORKHOLM
  • Wed Sep 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with CARLY GRACE HINCHMAN
  • Wed Sep 27 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with JOHN WRIGHT
  • Wed Sep 27 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with LYNN PERRY